HC seeks Director Prosecution’s appearance

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has asked Director Prosecution to appear before it on next date of hearing to explain failure in ensuring appearance of state counsels in criminal cases pending before it for disposal. The direction was passed by a single bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey after state failed to file in […]

Afridi suffers minor injury

LAHORE: Pakistan’s flamboyant all-Rounder Shahid Khan Afridi suffered a minor injury after being hit with the ball on the face during practice match on Thursday. Afridi, who alongwith his teammates, was playing a practice match as part of their preparation for Asia Cup to be held in Bangladesh, was hit on a cheek by a […]

International Heli Skiing Competition

SRINAGAR: The picturesque landscape coupled with snow capped slopes, a perfect setting for adventure sports, of Gulmarg is making rapid strides to emerge as the premier venue for winter sports, hosting a maiden International Heli Skiing Competition that started Thursday. The three day competition is being organised by Kashmir Heliski, and Airbus Helicopters, a division […]

High-power panel to review fresh corruption cases today

Jammu: A high-power committee  formed by the government to remove “deadwood” and “corrupt officials” from the administration has received four fresh cases in 2014 which will be reviewed on Friday, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said . Replying  to a question by CPI (M) MLA, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, in the Legislative Assembly, Omar  said that there […]

GoI trying to malign us: Hurriyat (M)

GoI trying to malign us: Hurriyat (M)

Srinagar: The Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference Thursday  termed as “misleading” the reported statement of India’s Minister of State for Home Affairs R P N Singh that the Government of India  was talking with the pro-freedom  leadership, and said it has been done to “hoodwink” the public opinion. “The minister’s statement is misleading and made […]

Legislators express concern over plight of Urdu

JAMMU: Legislators Thursday expressed concern over the plight of Urdu, saying  the state’s official language was not getting the attention it deserved. “We should make Urdu compulsory in higher secondary classes only then we can be able to save our civilization. I appeal Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to take steps so that we can save […]

SRK to buy soccer team

KOLKATA: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he wants to buy a football team, which will take part in the proposed IPL-style football league, promoted by All India Football Federation (AIFF) and IMG-Reliance. “I am interested in buying stakes in the football league. If the football team happens then it is for Kolkata. We have limited […]

Land settlement to be completed in 5 years: Govt

JAMMU: MoS Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Ajaz Ahmed Khan Thursday said that settlement operations in the state would be completed within five years and all land records would be updated in the given time. He also said compensation has been paid in more than 80 percent land acquisition cases in the state. Winding up the […]

‘Providing permanent staff to SVC not possible’

Jammu:  Government Thursday said  providing permanent staff to the State Vigilance Commission was not “possible.” “Creation of such a large component of staff (in SVC) on permanent basis is not possible,” Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said in a written reply to the question of CPI(M) member M Y Tarigami in the Legislative Assembly. Tarigami claimed […]


SRINAGAR: Mehrajuddin Khan of Jammu and Kashmir and Avtar Singh of army emerged as the top performers pocketing two gold medals each is as many categories in Alpine Ski Snowboarding Championship 2014 that concluded Thursday at world famous skiing venue, Gulmarg. Khan, an upcoming J&K skier emerged victorious in Slalom Snowboarding for junior boys and […]